I guess I might as will get to recapping Potomac. I was biased against this show from the onset. RHOA is the number one show on Bravo not because the ladies are the most interesting, they certainly are not the richest. Nene and Kim and them were in desperate need of money and attention when they filmed season one for five thousand dollars for the entire season. They were actually more fun when they were on page twelve of the AJC for some grifting situation or another. The reason RHOA shot to the top of the Bravo ratings was because they fought all the time. So in order to replicate that, Bravo has tried to bring on other almost all black ensembles. I wasn’t really interested in seeing another housewives franchise where the catfighting might rise to the level of RHOA. So I didn’t watch and I didn’t recap. But a few other people did from time to time. I honestly don’t know who is who on this show really. I did watch some of the last reunion because everyone was talking about oh no, wait. That was Married to Medicine.
See? My point is I am going to suck at this. But at least you will have a place to discuss the show rather than just blurting stuff out in random comment sections. Plus you will be able to correct me a lot in comments and I know y’all love that.
First, they play a trailer and my ears hurt all ready. It’s just a lot of bitch-slapping and trash talking. Then the season begins with the news that Karen and Ray owe millions in back taxes to the IRS. Honey I just sent my numbers in to the attorney after checking them all ten times for them to check again. I’m terrified of the IRS and I pay my taxes on time every single year. I do not understand these people who make millions of dollars and then just forget to pay taxes! Also I signed a release for my post about this to be used on the show. I presume if it was someone would have mentioned it to me by now. Oh no, there it is. I must have forgotten to put in the release that the site name has to be on there. Le sigh. Actually, it is up there twice, as the background, then the first story, then they pile on several others. I screwed up my end of the contract. Oh well.
Why does Ashley have a Google alert for the Hugers? Next we see Karen all alone in here ginormous house calling her sister in tears. Apparently, she had no idea that Ray’s business was not paying taxes and was giving a warning call by someone at the Washington Post that the news was going to be published in two hours. Are none of these girls friends with Karen? It’s kind of sad to see her there all alone. Karen wants us to know that she doesn’t owe anybody anything or any taxes. Except you do, sweetie. When you are married, they can come for you when your spouse owes taxes at least in some states and under certain circumstances.
Gizelle and Ashley meet for lunch. Apparently, they are getting along at the moment. Ashley has been traveling and posting nude beach photos on Instagram. Gizelle and Sherman have been together for about a year. I normally hate these recap lunches but they are great if you don’t watch the show. I love Ashley’s dress but I really need Gizelle to be a friend and straighten it out for her. Gizelle says Karen did in fact know that Ray owed the IRS. I am not sure that she did. I believe that Ray had the business before Karen married him so she would likely not be a party to the business in any way. She wouldn’t have to sign or see anything related to the business. All she was likely doing was running up his credit cards.
I don’t remember Monique or her husband Chris but they got a new ginormous house, because apparently that is what people do these days. When I was a little kid my favorite book was From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler about a girl who ran away to live in a museum. That seemed cool. Living in these big old houses seems kind of not so cool. Monique wants to have a party. She wants him to invite his mom who they haven’t spoken to for a while because she speaks disrespectfully to Monique.
Robyn is shopping for shoes for her boys with Juan. Are they still married? I thought they were spilt up in the first season? I guess not. Robyn says they are in a better place. Sometimes they even sleep together. Guess what they are buying? Did you guess a bigger house? Because, spendypants. Robyn has a different face in her confessionals than she does on the show.
There was a makeup commercial.
Back in Great Falls, Karen proclaims to her husband that she is being domestic by taking some grocery store mini-muffins out of a plastic container and putting them on a plate. Apparently, this is breakfast for her and Ray. She’s clearly a domestic goddess. She is going to discuss her husband’s nearly five million dollar tax debt on camera over mini-muffins and some cut up fruit. Ray’s eyes look very bloodshot. He seems to insinuate that the taxes were owed by the business under a previous owner and also that Karen knew about the tax situation. Did he not hire someone to do financial forensics on the company he purchased? That makes no sense. Karen let’s us know that they file taxes separately and have no co-mingled bank accounts.
It appears that Ashley is going to move back in with her husband. She has a cute car and they live in a highrise apartment. I keep weighing the pros and cons of moving into an apartment/condo type thing that would eliminate all the home improvement headaches. But Banjo needs his back yard. Micheal gives Ashley some straight man roses with a sweet card. Michael says he wants their relationship to come before the restaurant and her mother. I agree with him. But that’s going to take some work. They are really going to both have to give a little when it comes to financial support for her mom. She bought her mom a house and a car with his money in their joint account with out his approval apparently. That’s BAD.
How is it already 7:30? Arrgh.
Karen and Robyn meet for lunch. Robyn was the only one that took Karen’s call when she needed her. Robyn does let Karen know that she wasn’t sure she was getting the full story because surely she knew about the tax situation. She again protests that she had no idea. She seems to be lying. Robyn says she doesn’t believe that she didn’t know. Is Karen like the Sheree of this show? Robyn says that she talked with some of the other girls and they think she had to know as well. Now Karen is furious that Robyn stabbed her in the back by talking with the other girls about something that was all over the Internet. We have the first “I will never trust her again!” of the season. Robyn says when a story breaks on the Washington Post about someone in the friend group, it is ridiculous to think they group is not going to talk about. Karen says “Read my fucking lips, I don’t owe anyone and explanation!” Jesus woman! You had ONE FRIEND that would take your call and this is how you treat her? Karen keeps screaming that you have to make millions to owe millions! She gets up to storm out. Robyn says maybe Karen should stay in Great Falls by herself.
Next week: We get to add a Miss USA into the mix. Karen threatens physical violence and acts like a hoodrat. Is she going to flip that table? It sure appears so.
I didn’t hate this show. I don’t mind recapping if y’all don’t mind me not knowing what I’m talking about. It might be a bit late though.